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Type: Real
Size: Small (51 - 100)

Peter Evans

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Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Pennsylvania Gazette, 12 and 19 September 1745, p. 2
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Pennsylvania Gazette, 24 March 1747, p. 3
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Pennsylvania Gazette, 30 July 1747, p. 3
Noted in George L. McKay, American Book Auction Catalogues 1713-1934: A Union List. New York Public Library (1937), p. 42
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Advertisement text (12 and 19 September 1745): "On the 24th of September Instant, will begin to be sold at the House of Peter Robertson, in Front-street, Philadelphia, the Library of PETER EVANS, Esq. deceased. The lowest price will be marked in each Book. Catalogues to be had at the Place of Sale."
Advertisement text (24 March 1747): "To be sold by Peter Robertson, in Front-Street, Philadelphia, A Parcel of valuable books, chiefly law, of the library of Peter Evans, Esq; deceased; among which are Keeble's Statutes at Large, 3 vols. folio, Coke's first Institutes, Hobart's Reports, Croak's ditto, Lutwyche's ditto, Raymond's ditto, Stiles's ditto, Modern ditto, in 6 vols. Ventris's ditto, and a number of other reports; Lilly's Conveyancer, Swinbourn of Wills, Tenant's Law, Lambert's Justice, Montaigne's Essays, Collier's ditto, Bacon's ditto; with a great variety of other books on several subjects."
Advertisement text (30 July 1747): "Philadelphia, July 16. 1747. To be sold by publick vendue, on Friday the 31st day of this inst. July, at the widow Roberts's Coffee-house, in Front-street, Philadelphia. [Here follows a description of several lots of real estate belonging to Evans, to be sold]. Also to be sold at the house of the above-named Peter Robertson, on Friday the 24th inst. by publick auction; Variety of valuable law and other books. Catalogues to be seen at said Robertson's, and the sale to begin at 3 o'clock afternoon."
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